Musharraf prays at Mecca

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22 Nov, 2007

Nov. 21 - Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf visited Mecca to kiss the Black Rock and pay his respects at the sacred Kaaba.

Pakistani TV showed General Musharraf out of his military uniform and instead dressed in white while performing umra, a religious visit to Mecca.

Musharraf returned to Pakistan on Wednesday (November 21) where the extent of his political isolation since he declared emergency rule on November 3. Some political analysts said his aim in going to Saudi Arabia was to engage Sharif, who has rebuffed him several times.